I love a good, fast paced apocalyptic summer read that isn't zombie related. Throw in an ancient species of long dormant man-eating spiders and you've got me hooked. A fair mix of science and horror that'll keep readers frantically turning pages while simultaneously losing sleep, The Hatching will scratch that Michael Crichton itch you've been having.— From Javier's Picks
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march in this "apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism" (Publishers Weekly).
Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.
About the Author
EZEKIEL BOONE is a Canadian writer wholives in upstate New York with his wife and children."